Graeme Hughes

Infobox Recent cricketer

nationality = Australian
country = Australia
country abbrev = Aus
name = Graeme Hughes
picture = Cricket_no_pic.pngbatting style = Left-handed batsman
bowling style = N/A
FCs = 20
FC runs = 604
FC bat avg = 22.37
FC 100s/50s = 0/3
FC top score = 65
FC balls = 0
FC wickets = 0
FC bowl avg = -
FC 5s = 0
FC 10s = 0
FC best bowling = -
FC catches/stumpings = 19/0
List As = 3
List A runs = 38
List A bat avg = 12.66
List A 100s/50s = 0/0
List A top score = 16
List A balls = 0
List A wickets = 0
List A bowl avg = -
List A 5s = 0
List A 10s = N/A
List A best bowling = -
List A catches/stumpings = 3/0
debut date = 19 December
debut year = 1975
last date = 6 March
last year = 1979
source = CricketArchive

Graeme Christopher Hughes (born 6 December 1955) is an Australian sportsman turned broadcaster, born in Stanmore, Sydney. He is the last man to have played both rugby league and cricket for New South Wales. [cite news | url= | title=Joey can't bat, won't bat, says Hughes | work=The Sydney Morning Herald | date=2006-06-30 | accessdate=2007-06-05] His father Noel Hughes played cricket for Worcestershire in the 1950s.

Rugby league career

As a sportsman, Hughes found most success in rugby league, playing for the Canterbury Bulldogs as well as representing his state. Hughes was unlucky not to be selected in the Australian Kangaroo Tour side in 1978. He was a key member of the Bulldogs "Entertainers" era playing second-row in the Grand Final loss against St George and starred the following year in Canterbury's 18-4 victory against Easts in 1980. Hughes retired in 1982 after a series of injuries to focus on his media career.

In 2008, Hughes announced he was running for a position on the Bulldogs Rugby League Football Club Board of Directors alongside former players Andrew Farrar, Paul Dunn and Barry Ward. Hughes missed out by 32 votes.

Cricket career

Hughes appeared in 20 first-class and three List A games, all for New South Wales between the 1975-76 and 1978-79 seasons. He never produced a spectacular batting performance, his top score being the 65 he hit against Victoria at the MCG in his final season. [cite web | url= | title=Victoria v New South Wales in 1978/79 | accessdate=2007-06-05 | publisher=CricketArchive]

Broadcasting career

After his retirement from playing, Hughes moved into the media. He worked on Channel 10's rugby league shows in the 1980s and 1990s, and hosted the station's coverage of the Seoul Olympics. He also hosted Rugby League programmes on Channel 7 as well as appearing on former weekend sports show Sportswatch. Hughes now co-hosts the "Talkin' Sport" radio show on Sydney station 2SM. [ [ Potted biography] , 2SM. Retrieved 2007-06-05]



* [ Statistical summary] from CricketArchive

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